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Tips For Packing Your Own Lunch to Improve Your Health and IQ

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on August 3rd, 2011 | No Comments »
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No matter how healthy the options are, eating at school or a cafeteria at work or, even worse, a fast food restaurant for lunch can be a risky proposal for your health. However, when you pack your lunch yourself, or for your kids, you can control the ingredients and therefore the calorie and fat content and the sodium levels to help provide a tasty, healthy and much cheaper alternative. In addition, a recent study has ...

Healthy Recipes: Garden Pasta Salad

Posted by Jim Wood, Director, Digital Media on July 29th, 2011 | No Comments »
Garden Pasta Salad

Yield: 6 servings, 1 cup each Servings: 6 Prep Time: 35 minutes Total Time: 35 minutes To Make Ahead: Cover and refrigerate for up to 1 day. Recipe Description: This lightly dressed pasta salad gets lots of flavor from kalamata olives and basil. A colorful mix of diced bell pepper, shredded carrot and tomatoes adds vitamins and minerals. Serve on a crisp bed of greens. Toss in canned chunk light tuna, cooked chicken or flavored baked tofu to add protein ...

Healthy Recipes: Lemon Lovers’ Asparagus

Posted by Jim Wood, Director, Digital Media on July 22nd, 2011 | No Comments »
Lemon Lovers' Asparagus

Yield: 4 servings Servings: 4 Prep Time: 10 minutes Total Time: 25 minutes Recipe Description: Roast whole slices of lemon along with the asparagus for a beautiful look and sparkling, bright taste. Great with seafood, especially salmon or scallops. Recipe Ingredients: 2 bunches asparagus, tough ends trimmed 2 lemons, thinly sliced 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 4 teaspoons chopped fresh oregano or 1 teaspoon dried 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper Recipe Steps: Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Toss asparagus, lemon slices, oil, oregano, salt and ...

Communities Making Changes to Promote Prevention

Posted by Lisa Hughes, Senior Director, Policy & Advocacy on July 20th, 2011 | No Comments »
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Last month, the Administration declared a goal of changing America’s “sick care system to a health care system” with their announcement of a national wellness strategy. The President has asked a range of Federal agencies to consider prevention in everything they do, and asks the rest of us to contribute to being healthier and making our communities healthier places. Many communities across the country have been making strides in becoming healthier. Exercise stations are being added ...